Alexandria car rentals

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Alexandria car rental Information

Pick-up location Alexandria
Rental locations 12
Airport locations 1

Alexandria car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
6 locations in Alexandria
Enterprise
Locations in Alexandria
4213 Duke St
+1 703 212 4700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
5650 Edsall Rd
+1 703 658 0010
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5800 Edsall Rd
+1 703 212 4820
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5954 Richmond Highway
+1 703 960 6900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7520a Richmond Hwy
+1 703 660 1331
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
801 N Saint Asaph St
+1 703 549 2761
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
22 Jan. 2017
Bueno
Pros: helpful, and take care of the clients. Great service.
10.0 Excellent
1 Feb. 2017
Excellent customer service
Pros: The staff at this location was great! I was able to upgrade to a slightly larger vehicle for a minimal upcharge. Thanks Enterprise!
10.0 Excellent
29 Dec. 2018
Excellent experience
Pros: Excellent customer service on both pickup and drop off. I will definitely return to rent from this location.
7.2 Good
22 Apr. 2019
Pros: Staff was Great
Cons: The cleanliness of vehicle could of been alot better
10.0 Excellent
29 Apr. 2019
Pros: Good staff, great fee upgrade.
10.0 Excellent
21 Feb. 2017
Great Service
Pros: The Guys were great, courteous and fast.
10.0 Excellent
25 Jun. 2018
Pros: Polite and helpful personnel and the added convenience of returning the car to a nearby location from the original pickup site. They waived the fee for that service. Very nice. The manager at the Huntington site in Alexandria bent over backwards to assist us. Definitely will use Enterprise again.
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct. 2018
Pros: Great customer service!
9.6 Excellent
13 Feb. 2016
Petersburg Trip
Pros: Size and comfort of vehicle, cleanliness. Staff was friendly and helpfull
9.6 Excellent
31 Oct. 2016
Pros: Great customer service! Amazing gas mileage!
Cons: No cruise control in the car. Next time I'll be sure to request this option.
Rated #2
Budget
7.9 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Alexandria
Budget
Locations in Alexandria
5000 Seminary Road
+1 703 933 8583
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
6001 Duke Street
+1 703 256 2918
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
30 Aug. 2017
FAR More than expected!
Pros: We were delighted with the vehicle we received! It was clean, well-maintained, had lots of amenities, and an outstanding deal for the price! The staff were polite, friendly, answered our questions, and went out of their way to ensure the rental arrangements fit our needs. We will DEFINITELY be recommending Budget to everyone and using Budget again in the future. Thank you!
8.8 Excellent
22 Feb. 2016
Great Deal
Pros: Having never rented a car I wasn't sure of the whole process or cost but it ended up working out great! I was able to tap into a special so the price was right and the car (compact/small 4-door) was as expected. The only thing that concerned me was no one walked me out to the car to do a once-over. I noticed damage on the exterior and dirt on the interior so I promptly took photos to cover myself. Overall the car was good on gas mileage and drop-off was seamless (easier than anticipated). Would definitely rent from Budget again :)
Cons: No walk-through/once-over of the car upon . Damage to exterior. Dirty interior. Needed a car wash. No auxiliary input.
5.6 Okay
16 Apr. 2016
Drop off at the Airport was so fast
Pros: Drop off was to easy a fast
Cons: Their was only one worker and he was out dropping off a ntoher customer so i had to wait about 15 min till he cam back
7.2 Good
2 Apr. 2019
Pros: Pick-up process was the easiest I've ever experienced. Staff was great and worked through my problems
Cons: I'm not familiar with Alexandria and the Landmark Mall. Entrances are not clearly marked at all.
Rated #3
Hertz
5.3 Okay (12 reviews)
1 location in Alexandria
Hertz
Locations in Alexandria
501 S Pickett Street
+1 703 461 8601
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
29 Mar. 2017
Cons: Very very poor customer service After I delivered the car, I request recept and they told me they are going to email me and I gave them my email right away, and after two days I called and told them I still didn't get my recipt and gave them my email again, still they didn't email me again after another three days I went to the office where I rented the car and request my recept, then they asked me my last name and hertz number and I gave them, then they told me the computer is not pulling my account so they couldn't give me recept.
8.8 Excellent
26 Oct. 2017
Pros: Hertz agent was very professional and friendly. The agent remembered me from a previous rental.
2.4 Mediocre
22 Apr. 2018
Drop - Off Issues
Pros: The car was sound and safe.
Cons: When when I called a Alexandria, VA Hertz I told the gentlemen I was running late (about 11:40) I expressed my concerns for being charged an extra day and fees. He said I would not as long as it’s dropped offs. He mentioned he would be in the office Sunday. In addition, I called the Hertz toll free customer service while at the drop-off location to further explain. They only recommended dropping off the keys and recording the mileage on the rental agreement. My main concern is being charged additional days and fees.
8.0 Excellent
15 Apr. 2016
Good price
Pros: The car was inexpensive enough and the customer reps were all friendly.
Cons: The car was in bad shape to be a Hertz rental. Dents and dings everywhere, but it ran well.
10.0 Excellent
25 Aug. 2016
Hertz=great, Nissan Altima=never again
Pros: Hertz was great, customer service was excellent facility was clean (though a little hard to find)
Cons: The car had problems starting (push start/ key fob issues), was quite loud, and a little unreliable,I almost got stuck 3 times when it wouldn't recognize the key fob and or wouldn't start. It is not the first time I've had problems with a Nissan so I will thank you for allowing me to avoid purchasing one.
2.0 Mediocre
25 Nov. 2016
Cons: My car was not available at the time it was supposed to be and I was treated extremely poorly by everyone I came in contact with. I will likely never rent a car from Hertz again because of this.
4.4 Okay
7 Apr. 2017
Cons: 1. Had to wait 2 hours because the car wasn't ready. 2. I was charged for having spouse as a second driver (found out on return of vehicle)
4.0 Okay
9 May 2017
Cons: I always chose Hertz for rent a car and all times everything was okay, but after last time I'm so disappointed. Car which I got was broken. When I picked up the car everything was okay, and then when I started my trip during the night I heard terrible noises, I looked under the car and I saw broken piece of plastic. So together with my friend we found another Hertz location to change the car, and we waste our time. I usually doing a long trip so better is get a good car, not broken. Im really sad about this situation.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Jul. 2017
never got the car
Cons: pick up time was selected at 6pm, but they closed at 6pm (no indication on kayak this was the case). Arrived a few minutes before 6pm, but they were closed. had to rent another car from somewhere else last minute on a holiday weekend.. hertz wouldn't get us another car from a different location without charging extravagantly, so they said they would refund me, but still hasn't yet.
2.0 Mediocre
15 Jul. 2017
LP
Pros: Car performance
Cons: Waited 20 minutes for car to be ready. Car dirty inside and out!! Worst Hertz service in 25 years
Rated #4
Avis
avis
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Alexandria
Avis
Locations in Alexandria
5000 Seminary Road
+1 703 578 8280
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
6001 Duke Street
+1 703 256 4335
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
16 Aug. 2017
Employees were nowhere to be found, ergo, no rental.
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Showing up thinking I have a reservation even after calling twice.
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Alexandria
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Alexandria
8800-I Peartree Village Court
7037991700
28 travellers who rented a car in Alexandria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Alexandria

Good to know

Most popular car type Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Alexandria

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Top tips for renting a car in Alexandria

  • With the Potomac River to the east, many regional parks and golf courses scattered around the city, and the George Washington Memorial, Alexandria has plenty to discover – and there is no easier way to do it than by car. Don’t depend on public transport and seize the opportunity to explore Alexandria in your own time and pace by renting a car for your stay in the city. Washington, DC is also only a 20-minute ride away and is always worth a visit.
  • Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to Alexandria and is only 10 minutes from the city center. The airport sports rental car agencies right on its grounds, which makes continuing your journey invariably easier. Pick up a car directly from there and start your time in Alexandria without any hassle.
  • Although Virginia has a subtropical climate, there can be sleet and ice in the northern parts of Virginia, like Alexandria, in the winter. The city has a higher-than-usual rate of rainfall per year and, during the winter months, roads can become treacherous due to the mix of rain and snow. If there is ice or snow, ground markings can be covered and snow piles up on either sides, making the roads narrower. Drive accordingly and adjust your speed to enjoy a safe ride.
  • Rush hour usually hits Alexandria between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm. Especially roads to and from Washington can face increased traffic, like the I-295 or the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Try to avoid starting your trips during these times for a smoother driving experience and acquaint yourself with alternative routes beforehand, or rent a GPS system with your car.
  • Book your rental car in Alexandria at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Alexandria

What is the most popular rental car in Alexandria?

Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alexandria.

What is the best rental car company in Alexandria?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Alexandria are Enterprise (8.5, 12831 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3854 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 13 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

Car rental companies onsite at Dulles Intl airport include Hertz and Sixt.

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

Car rental companies onsite at Reagan-National airport include Hertz and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, Avis and Enterprise.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, Avis and Enterprise.

How can I find car rentals near me in Alexandria?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Alexandria?

A Intermediate car rental in Alexandria costs C$ 77 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Alexandria?

To be prepared for sleet, ice, rain, or simply maneuvering through the city, a compact 4-wheel-drive car is the perfect combination. Such a car will provide the essential traction required for wet or sleety roads, as well as help you navigate the city without being too bulky or causing problems with parking.

What's the speed limit in Alexandria?

In residential areas, the regulated speed limit is 25 mph unless posted otherwise. When venturing out of the city on secondary roads, the maximum speed limit lies at 55 mph, and freeways permit up to 70 mph. When the roads are wet, it is crucial to reduce your speed and drive carefully.

How are gas prices in Alexandria?

Expect to pay around $2.20 per gallon when refilling the tank of your rental car in Alexandria. Avoid getting gas at stations along the freeways and highways, as they tend to be more expensive. Rather seek a gas station within the city, like Old Town or Shell on Washington Street.

Where are the best places to park in Alexandria?

Parking in Alexandria is a breeze compared to many other US cities, what with its free and metered on-street parking available. There is free parking possible in Del Ray, and around King Street metered street parking is usually restricted to two or three hours. There are also many parking garages and lots in the Old Town such as Market Square Garage, which costs about $5 on weekends and is free half of the day on Saturdays, when the Farmers’ Market takes place.

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